Essex Fireworks Displays – 2013

September 18, 2013

Essex fireworks display on bonfire nightAs summer leaves us, children head back to school and the nights are drawing in many people start to feel a little down as the joy of summer is replaced with the gloom of autumn. So, what better way to overcome the gloom than to attend one of Essex’s fireworks displays on Bonfire Night? Essex holds many large organised firework displays, many with music, lights and a real fairground atmosphere. Here we are listing all the major ones, with details of where to buy tickets as they become available. We are adding all firework displays as the information becomes available. We list displays by date, with each event listed alphabetically. All items on he lower part of the page which are greyed out are for previous events. Check the dates (the year) before ordering! Southend has a fireworks display every Saturday night from 19th October through to 9th November. If you are aware of other public shows in Essex please feel free send the details over in the comments form below – its all free! Please always remember the fireworks code – have fun but stay safe this bonfire night.

Friday 1st November 2013

Long Melford

The Big Night Out Fireworks spectacular at Meldord Hall Park, Long melford, CO10 9AA.

  • Friday 1st November 2013
  • Gates 5.30pm
  • 7.30 pm Giant bonfire and Guys made by local school children
  • 8pm Pains Pyro Music Display
  • Gate Tickets : Adult £6, Child £4
  • Advance Tickets (Adult £5, child £3)

Saturday 2nd November 2013

Billericay Round Table Fireworks event

  • Saturday 2nd November 2013
  • A huge bonfire and a £20k firework display + food and drinks
  • Gates open 5.30pm – full schedule on the website – book early!
  • Lake Meadows Park, Billericay, CM12 OAQ
  • Telephone enquiries – 07897 262901

Chelmsford Fireworks

The largest charity fireworks event in Chelmsford, raising money for various local good causes.

  • Saturday 2nd November 2013 from 6pm.
  • Admirals Park, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PJ
  • 6.00pm gates open for children’s funfair
  • 7.30pm Firework Display (entrance closes)
  • Adults £6.00; Children £4.00 (5-16 yrs). Under 5 free. FAMILY DISCOUNT – £15.00
  • Families: £16.00 (2 Adults/2 Children or 1 Adult/3 Children)
  • Fastrack entrance for pre-sold tickets
  • VIP TICKETS are available for a dedicated area within the park and private viewing area for the fireworks. £10 per person, Kids £7
  • Tickets available in advance from: Tickets available during the day.
  • See for full detals.

Gosfield School Grand Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Bonfire and fireworks, children’s funfair. Gates open 5.30pm, display at 7pm.
  • Gosfield School, Vut Hedge Park, Halstead Road, Halstead.
  • Call 01787 474040 for tickets and information
  • Raising funds for Friends of Gosfield School.

Danbury Fireworks

  • Saturday 2nd November 2013
  • Danbury Outdoors, A414 Danbury, Essex
  • Tel: 07792 963498
  • [email protected]
  • Family funfair starts at 17:30hrs, Giant Bonfire lighting at 19:15hrs,
  • Display at 20:00hrs.
  • Beer Tent, Fun Fair, Food and Drink Stalls. BBC Essex Stage. Huge 20/30 minute display to Music.
  • Parking available Follow signs to Danbury, A414, CM3 4AT
  • Pre- Tickets (discounted) available from October in local Co-Op stores in Chelmsford, Danbury, Ingatestone, Hatfield Peveral.
  • Tickets available on the evening, Please check website for ticket prices.

Maldon Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire and Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 2nd November 2013
  • Maldon T.I.C, Promenade Park
  • Gates 6.30pm
  • Bonfire 7pm
  • Fireworks 7.30pm
  • Tickets from Tourist Information Centre on 01621 856503

Southwoodham Ferrers – Rotary Fireworks at Marsh Farm

  • Saturday 2nd November 2013
  • Gates open 5.30pm
  • Light Bonfire & Fireworks Display
  • Marsh Farm Coutnry Park CM3 5WP
  • Ticket information:
  • Under 5’s FREE
  • Stalls & Beer Tent
  • Free bus services  over town to & from Marsh Farm from 5.30pm to late

Southend Seafront Firework Spectacular

  • Come along and watch the free firework show along Southend seafront!
  • Sat 19 Oct 2013 19:30
  • Sat 26 Oct 2013 19:30
  • Sat 2 Nov 2013 19:30
  • Sat 9 Nov 2013 19:30
  • Info: Southend Visitor Information Centre: 01702 618747
  • Free entry 

Witham Round Table Charity Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Witham Rugby Club
  • Spa Road,Witham.(behind Witham Town F.C)
  • Fair Refreshments/Bar
  • Roadshow
  • Gates Open 5pm Bonfire 6.30pm
  • Fireworks 7.30pm
  • from Witham Tourist Information Cente,Town Hall,Newlands
  • Street,Witham.
  • On the Gate:
  • Adult £5 Child £3 Family(2+2) £10

Tuesday 5th November 2013

Braintree Grand Fireworks Display and Funfair

Braintree Rugby club are hosting a fireworks display, funfair, BBQ, bar and music, from 5.30pm. Bonfire to be lit at 7.45pm with fireworks at 8pm. Funky Voices Community Choir singing from 7pm to 7.30pm

Colchester Castle Fireworks

  • “King’s Coel’s Kittens Fireworks Spectacular “
  • Gates open 6pm
  • Fireworks at 7pm
  • Advanced tickets only – call 01206 282920
  • Also available from Visitor Information Centre, Queen Street, Lower Castle Park, CO1 1DN.

Hamstel Schools Family Firework Evening – Southend

  • Tuesday 5th November
  • Gates open 5pm., Display at 6:30pm
  • Live entertainment from Under The Covers and Hospital Radio, BBQ, food and refreshments available
  • Tickets in advance – £4 each; on the gate – £5 each; Children 3 and under – Free
  • Tickets in advance from Crawlers School Uniform shop – 361 Hamstel Road, SS2 4LE
  • Café 709 – 709 Southchurch Road, SS1 2PW

Rettendon – Friends of Rettendon school display

  • Gates open at 5.30 display starts at 7.30
  • At Lazybones Bootsale site, White House Farm , Main Road, Rettendon CM3 8DL
  • Tickets £3 available from the farm shop and Meadow Croft Garden Centre on the Old Wickford Road, The Bell pub in Rettendon and the Krunchy Karot in Wickford .
  • £4 on the night
  • As well as fireworks we have
  • Licensed bar, Food court, Fair ride and attractions, Fire eater, Kids entertainer, Magic show, Close up magician, BBC Essex and a face painter

Friday 8th November 2013

Chelmsford – Chelmer Valley High School Fireworks

  • Friday 8th November 2013
  • Gates open @ 6pm
  • Fireworks start @ 8pm
  • Fireworks to music
  • BBQ & other food stalls
  • Licensed bar, hot & cold drinks
  • Rides & amusements
  • Advanced ticket prices – Adults £5 & Children £3
  • Also available on the night – Adults £6 & Children £4
  • Ticket are available from a range of local shops and primary schools, please see our website for more details
    • Available at the gate on the night.
  • Chelmer Valley High School. Court Road, Broomfield. CM1 7ER (near Broomfield Hospital).

Ongar Fireworks Spectacular

  • 8th November 2013
  • Held at Chipping Ongar Primary School
  • Gates open at 6.30pm
  • Stalls, rides, hot food & drink, mulled wine and a beer tent
  • Organised by Ongar Round Table, raising money for local charities
  • Venue: Chipping Ongar Primary School, Greenstead Road, Ongar, Essex CM5 9LA
  • Website:
  • Ticket hotline: 0845 200 9858

Saturday 9th November 2013

Button Common, Brentwood Road, Herongate

  • Saturday 9th November 2013
  • Ingrave Johnstone School Parents Association will be holding their annual Fireworks Display at Button Common, Brentwood Road, Herongate, CM13 3PS
  • Tickets cost £5 adults/£3 OAPs / £2 children – available in advance from Herongate Village Store or pay on the night.
  • BBQ/tea tent/ novelties and tuck.
  • Gates open at 5pm, liting at 6pm, firework display at 6.30 pm
  • Please note there is no parking at Button Common, but there is limited spaces available at Herongate Athletic Football Club, Billericay Rd.
  • Please also note there are No Sparklers Allowed.

Colchester Heathlands C of E Primtary School

  • Saturday 9th November
  • Fund raising for the school
  • Fireworks, barbecue and hot drinks, real ale, music
  • Gates open 5.30pm, Bonfire 6pm
  • Heathlands C of E Primtary School, New Heath Road, West Berghott
  • Call 01206 240288 for information

St Peter’s School Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 9th November
  • St Peter’s School, Myneer Park, Coggeshall, CO6 1YU
  • Gates open 6.00pm, Fireworks at 6.45pm.
  • Barbeque and hot drinks available.
  • Tickets in advance from Spar shop : Adult £6, Child £3, Family £15
  • Tickets on gate: Adult £7, child £4, family £18
  • No sparklers or unaccompanied children under 16.
  • All profits go to school funds.

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3 Responses to Essex Fireworks Displays – 2013

  1. Tina Varsani
    October 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hi please can you confirm the date of the Harold Wood Primary School Fireworks please as the 9th is a Saturday not a Friday.

  2. EssexPortal
    October 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Dates soon to be updated for 2013.

  3. November 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Very informative firework site for Essex, thank you

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